Energy — what’s yours like?
Everybody’s energy varies. Some radiate positive energy, others negative, while most just give off almost nothing. It’s as if they’re not there.
My goal is to radiate as much positive light as I can. You know, the feeling that you get when you see a person you know, and no matter how exhausted or discouraged that person may be, he or she lights up at the sight of you.
“Hey you!” he or she will exclaim, and you can hear it in their voices how happy they are to see you. You hear it in their voices, the way the corner of their eyes crinkles, and yes, you feel that energy.
I’d like it that when I see someone I know, he or she can hear the excitement and delight in my voice. He or she can see it in my animated face, and of course, know that I actually mean it.
I know someone like that — someone whose energy I actually envy because damnit, people who see this person usually immediately like that person.
Fast forward two or so years, and it’s visible: that energy is gone from that person’s face.
It’s not a sense of physical tiredness though that may be a factor (hours of overtime do that to you). Rather, it’s a sense of complacency… as if the world moved forward, and that person didn’t.
Personally, I believe that one’s energy is heavily influenced by the companions you keep.
As they say, you are the friends you keep — and if you spend a lot of time with a person who sucks off your energy, well, even the most energetic person will lay spent. Unremarkable. Like wallpaper.
It worries me when I see how some of my best friends have their energy sucked out of them. It’s not their fault, but for some reason, a few years down the line, you see them and they just look… old.
And you know exactly why, but leave them be because it was their choice.
I pray and hope that I can retain such youthful energy. A few years down the line has proved that I myself have changed to a much harsher, stronger, and bossier woman (as to whether this is good or bad remains to be seen).
However, it’s my hope that I never lose the energy and drive, because frankly, it’s all I have.
What do you do when you see friends with energy spent? It depresses me, but I let them be. And what do you do to ensure your battery pack is still full of energy?
For some reason, I’ve been on the listening ear of some of the more complicated issues my friends and acquaintances have lately. Relationships, career changes among others are just some of the issues I encounter.
You know the answer, but you know that they aren’t looking for answers.
Just a caring shoulder to cry on.
Hope everybody’s doing well! Have a great week!